4:35 p.m. | National Soccer Hall of Fame | Frisco, Texas
Rounding up and reciting an exhaustive list of Tiffeny Milbrett’s accomplishments on the soccer field is a task for someone with quite a bit of free time. There’s a much quicker way of summing up her Hall of Fame credentials: She is one of this country’s most impressive and accomplished female soccer players. That’s why the 5-foot-2 forward who terrorized opposing defenses for the U.S. Women’s National Team from 1991-2005, is being inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame this October. Check out the highlight reel above and relive the Portland native's journey to the Hall.
4:03 p.m. CDT | Portland, Ore.
Welcome Tiffeny Milbrett, Class of 2018
Forward - U.S. Women’s National Team (1991-2006), University of Portland (1990-94), Shiroki FC Serena (1995-97), New York Power (2001-03), Sunnana SK (2005), Vancouver Whitecaps (2006-08), Linkopings FC (2006-07), FC Gold Pride (2009-10), Bay Area Breeze (2011)
Currently - Colorado Storm Director Coaching U-16 & U-17 Girls and ECNL
While playing for the U.S. Women’s National Team, Tiffeny Milbrett earned a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games, a silver medal in the 2000 Olympic Games and was a member of the squad that won the 1999 Women's World Cup. She earned 206 caps, scored 100 goals and played in three World Cups. When not playing for her country Milbrett played professionally for clubs in Japan, USA, Sweden and Canada from 1995-2010. The Portland, OR native and Denver, CO resident is the University of Portland’s second-leading goal scorer (103) and is fourth all-time in assists (40).
3:04 p.m. CDT | National Soccer Hall of Fame | Frisco, Texas
2:14 p.m. CDT | National Soccer Hall of Fame | Frisco, Texas
Technically, Dr. Bob Contiguglia didn’t make soccer his career. But he did make it his passion, and soccer in the United States is immensely better for it. The impact on the game of a man who was president of both US Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation will be forever recognized in October when he is inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Learn more about this life-long servant to the game's journey here.
2:00 p.m. CDT | Manassas, VA
Congratulations to Dr. Robert "Bob" Contiguglia, Class of 2018
Former President, U.S. Soccer (1998-2006)
Former President, U.S. Youth Soccer (1990-1996)
Currently – Enjoying retirement and coaching a U-12 soccer team
Dr. Bob Contiguglia served as President of U.S. Soccer from August, 1998 until March, 2006. U.S. Soccer reached several important milestones during his tenure, including a U.S. Women’s National Team victory in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup and an Olympic Gold Medal won by the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The Great Neck, NY native and Denver, CO resident also served as the President of U.S. Youth Soccer from 1990-96.
12:56 p.m. CDT | National Soccer Hall of Fame | Frisco, Texas
Cindy Parlow Cone made her mark on U.S. Women’s Soccer at a young age, and it turned out to be an indelible one. At 5-foot-11 and with a physical streak that made her incredibly difficult to contain inside the penalty area, Parlow went on to score a remarkable 75 international goals, one of many achievements that has earned her a deserved place in the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Discover Parlow's Path to the Hall here.
12:35 p.m. CDT | National Soccer Hall of Fame | Frisco, Texas
It's a great day to be a Tar Heel. Congratulations to 3-time National Player of the Year, 2-time NCAA champion and 2-time Academic All-America Cindy Parlow, UNC Class of 1999, on her election to the U.S. Soccer National Soccer Hall of Fame. @Cone_Cindy@SoccerHOF#NSHOF18pic.twitter.com/mtQvucsIfu
12:01 p.m. CDT | North Carolina FC Offices| Cary, N.C.
Congratulations to Cindy Parlow Cone, Class of 2018
Hall of Fame Resume
Midfielder - U.S. Women’s National Team (1995-2006), University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (1995-98), Atlanta Beat (2001-03)
Coach - Portland Thorns FC head coach (2012-13)
Currently - North Carolina FC’s Durham-Chapel Hill Girls Director
Cone has a decorated history with the U.S. Women’s National Team. She retired as the squad’s 5th all-time leading scorer during an era in which she helped the U.S. women win the World Cup in 1999 and third place in 2003. Her 158 caps and 75 goals also earned her two Olympic gold medals and a silver medal and, to this day, she remains the youngest soccer player (male or female) to win an Olympic gold medal and a World Cup. Prior to her international career, Cone was a two-time NCAA Player of the Year and two-time NCAA National Champion at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Cone continued her Tar Heel career as an assistant coach where she helped guide the team to four NCAA Championships. She then went on to win the inaugural NWSL Championship (2013) as the head coach of the Portland Thorns. She also served on the coaching staff for the U.S. U-14 & U-15 Girls’ National Teams (2010-2013).
10:56 a.m. CDT | National Soccer Hall of Fame | Frisco, Texas
Back in 1989, UCLA Soccer’s assistant manager, Dean Wurzberger missed a flight. Had he been on that airplane UCLA would likely have one less NCAA Championship, as the delay allowed him to catch a game of a young high school goalkeeper named Brad Friedel. Read more about his journey here.
Goalkeeper - U.S. Men’s National Team (1992-2005), UCLA (1990-92), Newcastle United (1994), Brondby (1995), Galatasaray (1995-96), Columbus Crew (1996-97), Liverpool (1997-2000), Blackburn Rovers (2000-08), Aston Villa (2008-11), Tottenham Hotspur (2011-15),
Coach - U.S. U-19 Men (2016-17), New England Revolution (2017-present)
Brad Friedel had a decorated club career that spanned more than 20 professional seasons, including 17 in the English Premier League and 13 years with the United States Men's National Team. Between 1997 and 2015, Friedel made 450 league appearances in England's top flight with four clubs: Liverpool (1997-2000), Blackburn Rovers (2001-08), Aston Villa (2008-11), and Tottenham Hotspur (2011-15). As a U.S. international, Friedel collected 82 international caps and was a member of three United States World Cup squads in 1994, 1998 and 2002. The Lakewood, OH native represented the United States at two Olympic Games in 1992 and 2000. Friedel played collegiately at UCLA where he earned the Hermann Trophy in 1992 which is awarded to college soccer’s best player. Friedel was elected into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.
9:45 a.m. CDT | MLS Offices | New York City
Jeff Agoos (Class of '09) was on hand to present National Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee Don Garber with the commemorative gifts: a NSHOF ceremonial coin and scarf.
9:10 a.m. CDT | National Soccer Hall of Fame | Frisco, Texas
Don Garber was named Commissioner of Major League Soccer in 1999 after 16 years at the National Football League where he served in a variety of senior leadership positions. During his tenure, MLS has expanded from 10 to 26 clubs, added 22 new owners and secured long-term broadcast agreements with ESPN, FOX and Univision along with major broadcasters in Canada, Europe, Asia and South America. Garber has also led efforts to develop 19 soccer stadiums in the United States and Canada, and five more soccer venues will open in the next few years. In addition, Garber serves as CEO of Soccer United Marketing, the commercial arm of MLS and multiple soccer properties, including U.S. Soccer. In 2011, the Los Angeles Times named Garber one of the nation’s top sports commissioners. He has been named among the top 50 most influential people in sports business by the SportsBusiness Journal every year since 2005. The Queens, NY native was originally elected into the Hall of Fame in 2016 but opted to defer his enshrinement until 2018.
8:45 a.m. CDT | MLS Offices | New York City
.@MLS Commissioner Don Garber thought he was settling in for a routine meeting, until Hall of Famer and colleague @JeffAgoos walked in...
Congratulations to MLS Commissioner Don Garber on being inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame! Garber, who was technically elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2016, opted to defer his official enshrinement until this year’s Hall of Fame Weekend at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. See the full story here.
7:40 a.m. CDT | National Soccer Hall of Fame | Frisco, Texas
Good morning! We're looking forward to making our first inductee announcement around 8 a.m. CDT. We've got five inductees to welcome into the National Soccer Hall of Fame family, so stay tuned as we continuously roll out the updates every few hours. Here's a complete announcement schedule: